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Celebrating Administrative Professional’s Week

Celebrating Administrative Professional’s Week


There are no secrets to success.  It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.~ Colin L. Powell

Celebrating Administrative Professional’s Week

Celebrating Administrative Professional’s Week

I have always enjoyed the Administrative Professionals Week.  This is the perfect opportunity for employers to say “thank you” to their administrative person.  They are organized and efficient person that keeps the office runs smoothly.  The administrative professionals are the gatekeepers of a department.


The first National Secretaries Day was observed in June 1952.  In 2000, the name was changed to Administrative Professionals Day/Week and the date was moved to the last full week of April, just in time for spring flowers.


The Administrative Professionals Week has evolved into a wonderful day to recognize the work of an AA, EA, PA, or VA.   Expressing appreciation for your Administrative Professionals, as well as your entire workforce, not only rewards employees for a job well done, but also aids in engaging your employees to serve your organization’s best interest. It does not have to take a lot of money or time to show true appreciation to your team.


I am so happy that this day is still recognized as a special day and throughout the week.  Yes, the administrative professional’s boss can show their respect and value during the year in many ways, because they know that their admins work hard to show their loyalty their boss and to the company.  As an executive assistant, I was thanked for my support to the department on a monthly basis, with signed cards, flowers, email messages, and special dinners with me included within departments I supported.  A simple “Thank You” card to remind me that my work was vital to the success of the organization.


I have always valued for my administrative training and advanced skills, so I could support my department.  Being valued with a personal thank you, for assisting another EA Administrative Professional your department with their extra tasks, for the day, was very meaningful to me.


Cora Belle Marburger, Social Media Manager


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Is Your Leadership Accountable?


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Leadership is finding ways to motivate your company and team members by focusing on practical skill-building technique in the areas of leadership, strategy, career development, communications, and customer service.

Accountability is an obligation of an individual or organization to account for its activities, accept responsibility for them and to disclose the results in a transparent manner.

Team members are quick to see this behavior when it occurs and trust can be quickly lost.  The main focus of this blog is on leadership qualities within a business and using social media is useful and beneficial in many ways.

Is your leadership accountable and unaccountable ?

Accountable Leaders are:

  • Clear in their business language
  • Responsible
  • Committed
  • Persistent
  • Ethical
  • Good at keeping promises
  • Accept criticism willingly
  • Good at thinking about decision consequences
  • Respectful of others
  • Courageous

Unaccountable Leaders are:

  • Often confusing in their language
  • More self-centered
  • Likely to blame others for problems
  • Impulsive
  • Very sensitive to criticism
  • Often risk averse
  • Ride “roughshod” over others
  • Very vague or even weak at times

Are your company leaders accountable or unaccountable?

  1. Does your leader listen to concerns from your team?
  • The main focus is on providing articles which help leaders with coaching advice to draw on additional skills and methods to be more effective.
  1. Is your leader open to discussing department and company goals?
  • Teams come together as an effective unit much more quickly when they have a challenging and meaningful goal that they are committed to achieving.
  1. Is your leader consistent with his or her values?
  • Provide an approach to offering ideas and coaching/ communication to leaders at all levels.
  1. Does your leader take personal responsibility with department and company issues?
  • The main focus is to provide ideas, thoughts and suggested action steps.
  1. Does your leader hold others accountable for department and company issues?
  • An obligation of an individual or organization to account for its activities, accept responsibility for them, and to disclose the results in a transparent manner. 


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